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MAPS (Mentoring for Access Practitioners Scheme)

One of the objectives of SCAPP is to explore and deliver learning and development opportunities for practitioners.

MAPS (Mentoring for Access Practitioners Scheme) was launched in October 2020 following training and information sessions. The programme was developed with assistance from the Scottish Mentoring Network.

Participating in a mentoring scheme can be immensely rewarding and an important and valuable part of personal and professional development whether at the beginning of a widening participation career or as an experienced practitioner. The scheme is designed to benefit from the wealth of expertise that exists across the WP community in Scotland.

‘The mentoring programme has been invaluable to developing my confidence professionally and personally’  – Mentee, SCAPP MAPS 2020-2021

‘I feel more confident in my own professional practice as being a mentor forced me to reflect on my own journey and challenges that I have overcome’ – Mentor, SCAPP MAPS 2020-2021

Please contact the SCAPP team if you have any questions about MAPS Mentoring Scheme on

SCAPP MAPS Mentoring Scheme 2022-2023

We invite members of the SCAPP community to find out more, and express their interest to participate in the 2022 – 2023 MAPS Mentoring Scheme.


Key Dates:

September 2022:     Information Sessions & Expressions of interest

October 2022:          Matching, Training of mentors and mentees (Wednesday 12th October)

November 2022:      Mentoring scheme commences

July 2023:                Mentoring scheme concludes


Please see the slides from our recent MAPS Information Session here, for further details.


You can express your interest to participate in the programme below:

Mentor Expression of interest form

You can find the SCAPP Mentor role description here.


Mentee Expression of interest form

And you can find the SCAPP Mentee role description here.


Expressions of interest will close on Wednesday 5th October 2022 at 5pm. 


We also welcome interest from those who participated in the 2020-2021 SCAPP Mentoring Programme (MAPS).


Please do not hesitate to contact SCAPP on if you have any further questions.